OSWEGO, NY – AT 7:58 p.m. on Oct. 19, Richard M. Meers, 41, of 1 Jones Road, Fulton, was arrested for first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony; second-degree unlawful imprisonment, a class A misdemeanor; and second-degree menacing, a class A misdemeanor.
The arrest stems from an incident that occurred at his residence.
Meers is accused of violating an Order of Protection by refusing to let the victim named in that order leave his residence for two days.
He also allegedly threatened the victim with a steak knife, tied the victim’s hands behind the victim’s back with a rope, and forced the victim to sleep the living room while Meers slept between the victim and the door.
Reportedly, when Meers exited the residence, the victim locked him out of his home, and he kicked the door in to gain access, damaging the door.
Upon Meers’ re-entry, the victim was able to escape to a neighbor’s to call 911 for help.
Meers was arraigned before Town of Granby Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bail bond.
He is scheduled to return to court on 10/22/12.